Essential Guide to the Internet for Health Professionals An Interactive Beginner's Handbook

ISBN-10: 041522747X

ISBN-13: 9780415227476

Edition: 2000

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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/9/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Foreword
To the student
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Who should use this book?
How is this book structured?
Icons used
Conventions used
How to use this book?
Some assumptions
What will you achieve?
Overview of the units in this book
Health and the net--an overview
The World Wide Web
Databases
Electronic mail
Newsgroups
Mailing lists
Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
Voice on the Net (VON)
File transfer protocol (FTP)
Archie
Gopher
Telnet
Publishing on the net
Online help with your health studies and job search
Getting online
Obtaining a college computing account
Ten key points for protecting your password
Choosing and remembering a password
Getting started with the college computing system
Regulations governing college computing facilities
Activity: Logging on to your college system
Getting started with a computing system at home
Activity: Equipment needed to surf the net
Which computer?
Activity: which VDU?
Which modem?
Incoming calls and call waiting
Which type of telephone line?
Which communication software?
Which Internet Service Provider?
How does an account with a service provider work?
Taking out a subscription
Signing up
How does one get an account for a system at home?
How do I use an online service?
JANET and the web
Activity: Checklist for JNDS account
The world wide web
Understanding the web
The nature of hypertext and hyperlinks
Recognising a link
Storage of web pages
Web browsers
Starting your browser
Activity: Logging on and off the Internet on the college network
Some important features of Internet Explorer and NetScape browsers
Anatomy of a web page
Web addresses (URLs)
Some common service types
Domain names
Navigating the web
Internet Explorer toolbar
Activity: Exploring the web
Address or Location box
Hotlists
Exchanging hotlists
Activity: Entering URLs and adding interesting sites to your hotlist
Selected UK and foreign web sites applicable for nursing and allied professions
Associations, organisations and UK statutory bodies
Adult nursing and medicine
Alternative medicine
General health information
Mental health nursing, psychiatry and learning disabilities
Midwifery and health visiting
Paediatric nursing and medicine
Paramedical
Healthcare research
Journals for health professionals
Libraries and free health databases
Electronic publication and citation
Quality of public services
Finding health information on the internet
Tools for searching health, medical and general web sites
Web directories
Carrying out a search using a web directory
Activity: making a simple search using Yahoo
Some search strategies
How to set search options
Search results
Browsing Yahoo's web directory
Activity: Browsing Yahoo! UK and Ireland
Search engines
How to select the right search engine to use
Carrying out a search using a search engine
Activity: Exploring a web site using Lycos
Activity: Exploring a web site using alternative search engines
Information gateways for health and medical sources
NHS Gateway
OMNI
SOSIG
Health on the net (HON)
Activity: Bookmarking sites of interest
Activity: Database searching using OMNI
Online databases relevant to health students and staff
Activity: What's available
Developing search strategies
Activity: Writing a search statement
Searching databases
Activity: Searching health databases
Printing your finds
Communicating with other health professionals by e-mail
Understanding the electronic mail system
How does e-mail work?
Downsides of e-mail
E-mail programs
E-mail headers
Understanding electronic mail addresses
The anatomy of an e-mail address
Reading e-mail addresses
Typing e-mail addresses
Finding e-mail addresses
Using e-mail on a college network
The mechanics of e-mail
Undelivered e-mail
Replying to e-mail messages
Using reply to answer e-mail messages
Forwarding e-mail and the law
Activity: Using Simeon mail
Attaching files
Attachment problems
Activity: attaching files to an e-mail message
Deleting or moving incoming mail
Creating folders
Activity: Forwarding, saving, printing, deleting, undeleting, creating a new folder, transferring messages to other folders
What you need to use e-mail at home
Activity: What do you need?
E-mail conventions (netiquette)
Do's and don'ts
Flaming health professionals
Coping with e-mail overload
Composing e-mail online
Using keyboard characters to convey feelings
Symbols and acronyms
Other options and issues
Signatures
Address books
Activity: Create an address book and a signature file in Simeon
Joining health discussion groups, mailing lists etc.
Getting involved with newsgroups
How do newsgroups work?
Newsgroup names
Reading articles
Activity: Using your home or college system to read articles
Keeping the cost down
Old news
Newsgroup netiquette
Posting your first article
Activity: Posting and follow-ups of articles to newsgroups
Online help
Posting header fields
Asking for help from newsgroups
Getting involved with mailing lists
Mailing addresses
Determining administrative addresses
Finding a mailing list
Getting on and off a mailing list
Activity: Subscribing to a mailing list
Receiving mailing list messages
Sending messages to a mailing list
Making special requests to mailing lists
Locating archives of past messages
Obtaining a list of subscribers
Concealing your name
Starting an Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
Connecting to IRC
Activity: Using mIRC to chat and talk
Some IRC commands
Hearing your voice on the net
Activity: Checklist of hardware specifications
A selection of VON programs
The gateway to free health and medical resources
FTP - What is it?
Private vs anonymous sites
How to get access to FTP sites
Activity: Using your browser to access FTP sites
Using a dedicated FTP program
Activity: Using a dedicated FTP program to access FTP sites
Using an e-mail program to get to FTP sites
Using Archie to find the health material you want
Activity: Using Archie to find a file
Gopherspace
How does a Gopher work?
Telnet your way to nursing and medical literature
Activity: searching library catalogues from home
Publishing on the world wide web
The web language
How does HTML work?
Creating a simple web page
Activity: Steps for creating a simple web page
Maximising HTML
Formatting text
Heading tags
Inserting paragraphs and lines
Creating links to other sites
Activity: Linking your web page to other website(s)
Adding pictures
Using HTML editors
Getting your web page on the net
Broadcasting your web page
Online help with your health studies and job search
Using online tutorials to develop study skills for health courses
Evaluating health and medical resources available on the web
Referencing health material obtained from electronic sources
What is meant by referencing?
Formats of references
Referencing internet sources
Referencing non-internet sources
Finding a health or health related job online
Twelve big questions and answers
Appendices
The user agreement
UK service providers
Country codes
Troubleshooting error messages
Glossary of terms
References and recommended further reading
Worksheets
Logging on and off the internet on a college network
Exploring the World Wide Web
Entering URLs
Adding a website address to a hotlist
Searching with Yahoo's web directory
Browsing with Yahoo's web directory
Searching with Lycos
Database searching with OMNI
Searching health databases (CINAHL)
Using online help to get started with newsgroups
Creating a session profile
Searching library catalogues from home
Searching library catalogues from home (2)
Creating a simple web page
Creating a simple web page (2)
Creating a link to another web site
Creating a link to another web site (2)
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